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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the parish church of St Peter , Tiverton in Devon.


Unknown: St Peter

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service colour and analysis from BBC correspondents worldwide. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Thou Tyrant Jealousy. Mark Tully explores jealousy and envy. What causes these feelings to strike with such sudden, confusing and tyrannical power, and how can they be calmed?
Producer Bevertey McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Bevertey McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Another topical episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, moral arguments and perspectives presented by Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rolf Harris speaks on behalf of a charity which aims to support people with the progressive eye disease retinitus pigmentosa and to raise funds for research into its causes.
Producer Jayne Egerton. DONATIONS: BRPS. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Rptd at
9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Producer: Jayne Egerton.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Praise God and Dance. A service of celebration from Clifton Cathedral, Bristol, led by Father Robert Corrigan. Featuring the sacred music of Duke
Ellington, who found his inspiration in jazz. With the Cathedral Choir and instrumentalists directed by David Ogden. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Father Robert Corrigan.
Directed By: David Ogden.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Soap and flannel: page 24

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is writer and broadcaster Simon Schama , author of such books as The Embarrassment of Riches, Landscape and Memory and Citizens, and presenter of the BBC television series Simon Schama 's A History of Britain. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened rpt Friday 9am


Unknown: Simon Schama
Unknown: Simon Schama
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Vintage panel game. Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume of Just 3 M/nute is now available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and wviw.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

: The Food Programme

With reform of the Common Agricultural Policy high on the EU agenda, Sheila Dillon travels to France to considerthe changes needed in the system of subsidies to ensure the production of better quality food. Producer Dixi Stewart. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: It's My Story - Death Row Rookies

Every summer, a handful of British law students travel to the United States to defend convicted murderers on death row. They have six weeks to investigate last-minute appeals in an attempt to save condemned men from the death sentence, but face a community that does not welcome the intervention of well-meaning foreigners in their execution of justice. (R)


Producer: John Byrne

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in west Somerset. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor.


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Herbs: Pure and Simple

Tropical Herbs. Jekka McVicar explores the world of herbs. She visits an organic herb farm in Somerset and discovers the history and healing properties of vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and saffron.
Producer Sara Conkey. For recipe information PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Jekka McVicar
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Classic Serial: The Group: 1

Mary McCarthy's novel about eight graduates from the prestigious American women's college Vassar is dramatised in two parts by Moya O'Shea.

The women follow various marriages and career paths, determined to be more enlightened than their mothers.
(Repeated Saturday 9pm)


Unknown: Mary McCarthy
Unknown: Moya O'Shea
Director: Tracey Neale
Narrator: Gayle Hunnicutt
Kay: Briony Glassco
Harald: Mark Caven
Dottie: Rebecca Front
Helena: Tara Ward
Libby: Laurel Lefkow
Pollv: Theresa Gallacher
Priss: Joanna Weir
Pokey: Moya O'Shea
Lakey: Buffy Davis
Norine: Lorelei King
Putnam: Aaron Swartz
Dick: William Hope

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to author Doris Lessing about her first novel, The Grass is Singing. If you would like to take part in a Radio 4 Bookclub recording please contact the BBC Information line on [number removed].
Repeated Thursday 4pm. Books for October's Bookclub include Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis. Serious Concerns and If I Don't Know by Wendy Cope


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Doris Lessing
Producer: Karen Holden

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney with requests for poems about cities. including work by Betjeman, Browning and McGough, and new writers Adam Johnson and Malik Stone. Producer Jane Greenwood. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Adam Johnson
Unknown: Malik Stone.
Producer: Jane Greenwood.

: The Heavens at War

The world is facing a tough new choice: the new world order is on the brink of crumbling and a new arms race looms. America is pinning its future security and that of its allies on a national missile defence, the son of Star Wars. Jackie Hardgrave examines the technological feasibility of NMD and asks what effect it will have on world peace. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave

: Maps for the Future

Third in a series of inspirational graduation speeches. This week's speaker is American senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Unknown: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

: Pick of the Week

A selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days, presented by Nick Clarke. Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Greg has a lesson for Helen. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine with Matt Smith. Listeners visit the Roald Dahl Gallery in Aylesbury and cook up some revolting recipes based on his books. And
Jonathan Miller reads the last episode of Emil and the Detectives. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gf


Unknown: Matt Smith.
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: Jo Daykin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's series of the history of Britain. The reader is Robert Powell. 1927-28. Enter Hitler and the Rise of Motoring Producer Pete Atkin Revised repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Robert Powell.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan with global radio on science, from black holes and parallel universes to the genome and the secrets of the bellybutton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

With Michael Rosen. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Failing Nerve. The boom is over, but what comes next? Peter Day finds out from the people caught in the middle of the two-tier economy. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

The politics of the next seven days, with Jonathan Beale. Including at 10.45 Palace of Varieties. Professor David Cannadine continues his exploration of the Palace of Westminster. Editor John Evans. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Jonathan Beale.
Unknown: Professor David Cannadine
Editor: John Evans.
Producer: Susan Marling

: A Good Read

Matthew Parris 's guests are broadcaster Sheena McDonald and former chief inspector of schools Chris Woodhead. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Chris Woodhead.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

With writer Helen Dunmore. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Helen Dunmore.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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